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FGC MAIDUGURI AT 50: Old students gifts Alma Mata with exercise books

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FGC MAIDUGURI AT 50: Old students gifts Alma Mata with exercise books

By: Bodunrin kayode

The old Students Association of the Federal Government College Maiduguri (FEGOCOMOSA) have donated exercise books to students of their Alma Mata.

Making the distribution recently, the Vice President north east of the association Waziri Anas who represented the President said the gesture was part of their programs lined up for the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the institution but could not be done earlier because of time.

He said that the old students themselves were sharing the books with a view of ensuring that each student got eight of the 80 leaves exercise books to complement their academic work.

Receiving the books on behalf of the Principal Mallam Habeeb Jibrila, Vice Principal academic Mallam Abdul’Aziz Kado expressed gratitude to the entire Old students for the timely gesture.

He described the alumni as true stake holders in the upliftment of education sector adding that God will give them double will power to continue to do more for their children and junior ones now trying to educate themselves in the school.

Over 1000 students received eight copies of 80 leaves exercise books from the association which was represented by Mallam Waziri and some old students to assist in the distribution.

The distribution was actually done class by class while those absent for specific reasons will get theirs later.

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Hardship: Zulum addresses IDPs threatening to go to bush, says I can’t do more

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Hardship: Zulum addresses IDPs threatening to go to bush, says I can’t do more

By: Our Reporter

Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, on Sunday, said his administration cannot do more regarding distributing food items to internally displaced persons and vulnerable residents.

Zulum stated this in Mafa while addressing a group of internally displaced persons who have protested, threatening to go to the bush where Boko Haram terrorists camped.

The governor expressed displeasure over the action, and he said, “Yesterday, I received a report that some IDPs in Dikwa have protested that they will return to the bush because we could not provide food for them. This afternoon, others in Mafa have also done the same.”

Zulum said, “In the last couple of years, we have consistently provided food to internally displaced and vulnerable people. Believe me, what we are doing is even beyond our capacity.

“In the last four years, the Government of Borno State spent nothing less than N40b to provide food and non-food items to the people of the state.”

The governor said, “No government, be it state or federal, has the capacity to provide food to everyone and let me categorically state that I cannot do more than this,”

“The hardship we are facing is not only in Borno State but all over Nigeria. There are economic crises in all parts of the world. No state in Nigeria is doing better in the distribution of palliative than Borno,” Zulum stated.

He added, “We distributed food to IDPs and vulnerable communities every quarter. However, with the improvement in the security situation, we decided to reduce the number of our distribution because people have started earning their livelihood.”

“Most of you here (more than 80%) now have access to agricultural land, and I believe you have cultivated your farmlands and harvested your farm produce.”

“Both state and federal governments spend huge amounts of money on security. We have realised substantial progress in terms of development and security. Let me be frank with you that we will not condone mischievous acts by anyone.

The governor expressed gratitude to the federal government for providing the needed support to attain substantial peace in Borno State.

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Zulum distributes 447 houses, food items to IDPs in Dalori

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Zulum distributes 447 houses, food items to IDPs in Dalori

…Flags off closure of all informal IDP camps

By: Our Reporter

Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum on Sunday distributed 447 resettlement housing, food items and other basic necessities to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) at Dalori community in Konduga Local Government Council.

The Borno State Government constructed the houses to resettle families dislodged by the Boko Haram insurgency.

The newly resettled community have been provided with a hospital, school and water facilities.

The resettled IDPs were drawn from two locations: 197 households from Kawar Maila camp and 250 families from Dalori town.

Each of the 447 households, comprising about 2,500 family members received food items, mats, blankets and clothing materials.

Speaking during the distribution, Zulum said the Borno State Government has provided essential humanitarian support to the returnees to enable them start life afresh.

The Governor added that his administration will also provide agricultural kits and entrepreneurship support for the returnees to have sustainable livelihood sources.

Since 2019, the Zulum-led administration has resettled over one million IDPs and constructed over 10,000 resettlement houses across 20 locations.

Governor Zulum also hinted at a plan for the reconstruction and resettlement of Dalwa and Sandiya communities, among other locations, which were dislodged and destroyed by the Boko Haram insurgents in Konduga Local Government Area.

…Flags off closure of informal IDP camps

Meanwhile, Governor Zulum also flagged off the closure of all informal IDP camps in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, on Sunday.

“It is no longer sustainable to keep people at the IDP camps, and we want the people to be responsible members in their various communities by contributing to the development of the state,” Zulum stated.

He added, “Therefore, we will return them to their ancestral homes so that they can start fending for themselves.”

The Governor noted that all official IDP camps in Maiduguri Metropolitan Council and its environs had been closed since last year.

He said his administration will ensure that all informal IDP camps in Maiduguri are closed before May 29, 2024.

“Today, we have commenced the closure of all informal IDP camps in Maiduguri, and we will Insha’Allah close all informal IDP camps in the metropolis before May 29th 2024,” Zulum said.

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Zulum commiserates with Gombe over state medical store inferno

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Zulum commiserates with Gombe over state medical store inferno

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Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum has extended his condolences to the Government and people of Gombe State over a tragic fire incident that gutted the state’s central medical store, causing damage to essential medical supplies, as well as maternal and child care equipment worth over N5billion.

Zulum also extended condolences from the Government and people of Borno State over the unfortunate fire.

The medical store, located at the premises of the Gombe State Ministry of Health was razed by an early morning fire on Monday.

Zulum received the distressing news of the fire incident with shock. He said, “this is a deeply distressing incident; my thoughts and prayers are with the people and Government of Gombe State.”

The Governor added, “the loss of vital medical supplies of such magnitude is a significant setback to healthcare delivery in the state.” He however expressed confidence that Gombe State, under the leadership of Governor Mohammed Inuwa Yahaya will overcome the setback.

Zulum prayed for Allah to prevent such a reoccurrence and for the recompensation of the losses.

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